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SUMMER NIGHTS IN THE TRAMUNTANA

Visiting the Sóller Valley in summer is a perfect option for enjoying the sun, the beach, the sand, the sea and the incredible landscapes that the Tramuntana mountain range offers us at this fantastic time of year. However, at night, all these marvellous places are transformed by the moonlight, leaving us with a Valley of Sóller with totally different landscapes and an infinite number of options to enjoy in this fantastic municipality and its surroundings when the sun goes down. That is why today we bring you several plans to make the most of the summer nights in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana

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SANT JOAN AND SANT PERE IN THE PORT OF SÓLLER

As many of you may already know, the most important festivities in the Sóller Valley are the festivities of Sa Fira i Es Firó and the festivities of Sant Bartomeu, patron saint of the Sóller Valley; however, there are other important dates on which the inhabitants of this wonderful municipality in the Tramuntana also celebrate festivities related to other saints. Festivities which, especially for the residents of Puerto de Sóller, can be even more special than Es Firó and San Bartomeu. That is why today we are going to talk about two of these festivities that are not so well known by visitors but which, without a doubt, we recommend you experience if you have the chance to do so. We are talking about the festivities of Sant Joan and Sant Pere

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CALA TUENT. A MEDITERRANEAN PARADISE

One of the main attractions to visit the Serra de Tramuntana in spring and summer are its paradisiacal coves. Idyllic places that connect the Mediterranean Sea with the mountains. Places to relax and enjoy the northwest coast of Mallorca, the sea and your holidays in the Sóller Valley in a very special way. That is why today we are going to talk about one of those magical places that we definitely recommend you to visit during your stay with us: Cala Tuent

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THE FISHERMEN'S QUARTER OF THE PORT OF SÓLLER: SANTA CATALINA.

Choosing the Sóller Valley for your holidays means choosing the possibility of enjoying the sea, the mountains and all the corners, landscapes, stories and possibilities that these two characteristic places of the Mediterranean hide. Therefore, today we invite you to discover one of those magical places, full of history and tradition that we believe you should visit during your stay in Sóller: the fishermen's quarter of Santa Catalina

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SA FIRA AND ES FIRÓ DE SÓLLER

If you are going to be in Sóller between the first and second week of May, you are in luck because you will be able to enjoy one of the biggest, if not the biggest, fiestas in our municipality: The fiestas of Sa Fira i Es Firó. Although it is true that different events and activities take place during these two weeks, we will focus on the 4 most intense days of this fantastic celebration full of history, tradition and culture: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of "Sa Fira" and Monday of "Es Firó". 

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CYCLING IN THE TRAMUNTANA MOUNTAIN RANGE

If you love cycling, the Sierra de Tramuntana is, without any doubt, a fantastic place full of incredible places and unique landscapes in front of the sea to practice this sport. Especially in these spring months, when the weather is very pleasant and we enjoy much sunnier and warmer days. So, for all these reasons, today we bring you two perfect road cycling routes to discover the Tramuntana mountain range, some of the most spectacular villages on the north coast of Mallorca and, in short, a very special way of getting to know magical places in the Mediterranean while doing sport! 

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HOLY WEEK IN SÓLLER

Visiting the Valley of Sóller is a unique and unforgettable experience that will lead you to discover the authentic Mediterranean, Mallorcan tradition and the nature of the Tramuntana mountain range with its incredible landscapes, whatever the time of year you visit. However, there are special dates when visiting this fantastic municipality in the Tramuntana becomes an even more complete and special experience. That is why today we invite you to discover the Orange Valley at one of the most important and special times of the year. A time full of tradition, culture and gastronomy: Easter

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PORQUERES. A MALLORCAN TRADITION

One of the best things about travelling is, without a doubt, being able to get to know the true essence of the destination you are visiting. Getting to know the local people and their daily life, the tradition, the history and those places that, without knowing beforehand, become a fantastic and unforgettable souvenir of our trip. For all these reasons, today we propose a perfect plan in a very special place to discover one of the most traditional and typical products of Mallorca. The Ben Calçat factory of porqueres and typical Mallorcan footwear. 

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MARCH AND HIKING IN SÓLLER

If you are a lover of mountain sports and have been thinking of visiting the Sóller Valley, March is perhaps one of the best months to do so. During this month, the cold winter temperatures give way to a pleasant average temperature of 15ºC, which allows you to enjoy the spectacular landscapes of this beautiful valley with sunny and clear days. March is therefore one of the best months of the year for hiking and cycling in the Serra de Tramuntana. 

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Serra de Tramuntana: 10th anniversary as World Heritage Site

 Discover the unique natural landscapes of the Serra de Tramuntana: Sa Calobra, Sa Foradada, Cala Tuent, Torrent de Pareis

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Alternative experiences in Sóller

A helicopter trip, a horseback ride through the Serra de Tramuntana, a day of diving in the crystalline coves of the northeast coast or even a gastronomic visit to the most emblematic wineries in Mallorca: whatever the case, we want you to enjoy your stay to the full. For this reason, at the Gran Hotel Sóller we propose a series of different and original activities to do in Sóller and the surrounding area during your stay on the island.

 

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Excursion to Lluc Monastery, Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent

From the Gran Hotel Soller we suggest some routes that can be done in one day to get to know Lluc (Escorca) and its famous Lluc Monastery, as well as the picturesque Sa Calobra, located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana. We also suggest a visit to the Mirador de Ses Barques (viewpoint), a spectacular panoramic point from which many excursions and hiking routes begin, and to continue the day at the charming and relaxing Cala Tuent.

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Free COVID travel insurance with Gran Hotel Sóller

Free travel insurance for tourists visiting the Balearic Islands until the end of 2021.

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Sail by boat from the Port of Sóller

From the Gran Hotel Soller we propose several routes to discover in a day trip the most beautiful places on the coast of Mallorca, among which are Sa Foradada (a small peninsula with spectacular views), Sa Calobra (with its beach called es Torrent de Pareis as it is the mouth of a torrent and is located between cliffs and the other rocky beach that you will find just on arrival by boat) and Cala Tuent (a cove protected by the mountains and surrounded by nature and pine forests).

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Route through Sineu, Formentor, Alcúdia and Pollensa

Would you like to discover the most traditional and authentic Mallorca? At Gran Hotel Soller, we suggest one of the most charming visits you can make on our island: the rural market of Sineu and the breathtaking landscapes of the Formentor peninsula, the Mirador des Colomer and the north of Mallorca.

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The best beaches near Soller

One of the main attractions of our island is, without a doubt, its sea and its coves with calm waters and white sand. From Gran Hotel Soller, we recommend visiting some of these beautiful coves and enjoying the tranquillity and peace that our most serene corners transmit. Below, we present a perfect road map to explore the beaches closest to the town of Soller and all the details about the activities to do and the best restaurants to eat.

 

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Excursion to Deia, Valldemossa, Sa Foradada and Llucalcari beach.

Visit the charming villages around Sóller. From the Gran Hotel Soller we propose several routes to discover the most beautiful corners of the island of Mallorca in a day trip. In the morning, we suggest you visit the oasis of peace that is Playa Llucalcari, with its crystal-clear waters, and the spectacular views and tranquillity of Deia and its beautiful Cala Deia.  In the afternoon, we recommend a visit to Valldemossa, where you can visit the Valldemossa Gardens and taste its famous coca de patata, as well as the Chopin Museum, an extraordinary cultural visit.

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Visit Biniaraix, Fornalutx, Lluc Monastery and Sa Calobra

Do you want to discover the small and charming towns around Sóller? From the Gran Hotel Sóller we propose several excursions to get to know the towns of Biniaraix and its famous Barranc de Biniaraix, the picturesque town of Fornalutx, in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana. We also suggest some cultural visits to the Lluc Monastery, a famous pilgrimage site with spectacular views, or a relaxing excursion to spend a day at the beach in Sa Calobra.

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What to do in Soller on a spring day

The town of Soller has a lot of charm and beauty. We suggest what you can do in Soller on a spring day strolling through its streets full of tradition and colour. Below we list the different places to visit in Soller so that you can organise your itinerary to suit you.

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The Best Hiking Routes in Majorca in the surroundings of Soller

Would you like to discover and get to know the surroundings of Soller whilst being in contact with nature on hiking routes? From the Gran Hotel Soller we propose you some charming and very diverse excursions, some of them are hiking routes through the mountains, others start in Soller, others are very easy excursions, and all of them are considered some of the most beautiful hiking routes in Mallorca:

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We are opening again on the 14th of May 2021

We are truly pleased to inform you that we will open again our Gran Hotel Soller on the 14th of May 2021.

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End of season 2020

Dear friends,

With great sadness, we are announcing that we will be closing the Gran Hotel Soller from tomorrow, September 1st, 2020.

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Tripadvisor Award 2020

We would like to thank all our guest for the recognition we have recently received from Tripadvisor. We have received the Travelers' Choice 2020 award thanks to all the positives comments received over the last year.

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Reopening of Gran Hotel Soller - Post Covid

After several weeks of inactivity, we are very excited to announce that on July 10, 2020 we will reopen the doors of the Gran Hotel Soller and will be happy to offer you our services so that you can enjoy a well-deserved vacation in total safety.

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Safety & Hygienic Measures | Covid-19

We have prepared this guide to summarize the main measures we have implemented at the Gran Hotel Soller to guarantee you a safe holiday while ensuring a safe working environment for our staff.
Please read it before your arrival at our hotel

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Frequently asked questions about your visit and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I arrive at Palma airport, pick up my luggage and go to the main arrivals hall. What can I do from here?

You must remember that in Spain it is compulsory to wear a mask in public spaces and in indoor facilities, if you cannot stay 2 metres away from other people.

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Covid-19 Update

 

Dear customers,

I sincerely hope that all of you and your families are in good health.

Fortunately all our team and family are well, as in Sóller, our town, the number of infections has been very limited.

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20€ discount voucher

We are happy to inform you, that from the Gran Hotel Sóller we have decided to collaborate with the excellent initiative of Visitsoller and the local companies Campmallorqui , Cooperativa de Sóller , Agromallorca which will give our customers a €20,00 voucher redeemable in the Hotel.

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HolidayCheck Certificate 2020

This year we managed to get 4.9 out of 6 points at HolidayCheck. Congratulations to the entire Grand Hotel Sóller team!

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#SEEYOUSOONMALLORCA

Eventhough we are all living this difficult moment together don't forget that we will always be waiting for you with open arms! Share your best moments of your holidays on our beautiful island using as reference #SEEYOUSOONMALLORCA

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Dear guests and friends,

As many of you will know, the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, declared yesterday afternoon the state of alert throughout the country, which strongly affects the operation of our hotel.

Among other measures aimed at safeguarding the health of all visitors and residents in Spain, he has restricted the movement of persons to the maximum, except in exceptional and specific cases.

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